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rapid manufacturing

Building parts out of plastic or metal one layer at a time using a method of additive fabrication such as 3D printing. Multiple pieces, either similar or dissimilar, can be built simultaneously. Rapid manufacturing evolved from some of the technologies used to build prototypes (see rapid prototyping). See 3D printing.
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Another rapid manufacturing approach for molds and cores is to computer numerical control (CNC) machine them from a block of bonded sand.
How does rapid manufacturing help accelerate development during this critical time?--Jeff S., Global Segmentation Manager
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In addition to the measurement capabilities, the sensor can be used to: promote rapid manufacturing and prototyping procedures; compare actual parts with CAD files; acquire data to manufacture and reconstruct tools and molds; scan data to generate milling paths; record data after tool release; scan design models for further CAD processing and documentation; and reverse engineer models.
"From machine parts to artificial limbs to architectural models to toys to virtually anything imaginable, NovaCopy's 3D printers print precision, durable plastic parts ideal for functional testing, design, communication, rapid manufacturing, rapid tooling and much more," said NovaCopy's Director of Marketing, Jason Levkulich.
The 3D sensor has various other demanding areas of application: actual/target comparison of measuring data for the CAD data record, tool and mould manufacture, tool reconstruction, scanned data to generate milling paths, recording of actual data after tool release, the design field, when scanning design models for CAD further processing and documentation, rapid manufacturing, when recording 3D data for rapid prototyping procedures, reverse engineering and 3D scanning as well as when recording historical art objects, for example for archaeology, etc.
More and more the research is focused on Rapid Manufacturing and Rapid Tooling than on Rapid Prototyping.
Rapid manufacturing methods are necessary to replace the current, slow autoclave-based techniques used for the manufacture of composite components, meeting the projected demand for aircraft.
Other workshops later in the year will address volute design and rapid manufacturing, advanced impeller design and economical machining, and issues of cavitation.

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